>>>> "FW" == Florian Weimer
FW> Is this really a good idea? As a result, it can be very difficult
FW> to modify the changed files again in a subsequent patch.
That would be the case for any conditionally applied patch, and wouldn't
really argue against a convenience macro to allow %autosetup to still be
used. But still, this kind of patches should be rare for many good
reasons which is why I never tried to get such a macro into our RPM